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Jenni Murray talks to Diana Quick

My Boy Butch

Event 193 Venue: Oxfam Stage

The broadcaster recounts her great love for Butch the chihuahua, whose arrival coincided with the devastating discovery that she had breast cancer.
Read more about Jenni Murray
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David Lodge talks to Stephanie Merritt

A Man of Parts

Event 194 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

The comic master’s new novel about the life of HG Wells.
More about David Lodge. Read his recent article about HG Wells
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Richard Cohen

Chasing The Sun

Event 195 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

From Galileo and Homer to macro astronomy and bird migration – a brilliant tour of the cultural and scientific history of The Star That Gives Us Life.
Read a review of Chasing the Sun
By the Sword - Richard Cohen
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Amrita Narlikar

Cambridge Series 10: The Rise of New Powers and the Challenges of Global Trade Governance

Event 196 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

No good deed goes unpunished: the WTO’s timely response to accommodate the new powers – Brazil, China and India – at the heart of its decision-making has created new opportunities but also generated unanticipated new problems. What insights can be learnt about the rise of new powers within the WTO and other multilateral organizations?
Read more about Amrita Narlikar and the Centre for Rising Powers
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Shaun Hill talks to Matthew Norman

True Taste Chefs of Wales 1

Event 197 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

The Michelin-starred chef-patron of the legendary Walnut Tree near Abergavenny, in conversation with the food critic of The Daily Telegraph.
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Marina Abad talks to Jane Cornwell

Songlines Series 3

Event 623 Venue: Summer House

The Ojos de Brujo singer celebrates the band's tenth anniversary and talks about their mesmerising blend of flamenco and hip-hop.
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Jo Brand talks to Peter Florence

Event 198 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

Jo Brand talks to Peter Florence
The comedian and writer discusses her new volume of autobiography Can’t Stand Up for Sitting Down.
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Kevin Greenbank and Annamaria Motrescu

Cambridge Series 11: The Reel Raj – Cinefilm and Audio Archive

Event 199 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

An overview of the digital holdings of the Centre of South Asian Studies and their potential in the teaching of British and South Asian imperial history. Chaired by Hannah Rothschild.
More information about Annamaria Motrescu's research and Kevin Greenbank
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David Gilmour

The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples

Event 200 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

A tour of Europe’s most assertively regional state and its leaders from Cicero and Virgil to Machiavelli and the Medici, Garibaldi and Cavour, and the rather less inspiring political figures of the C20th.

Read a recent review of The Pursuit of Italy

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Eric Siblin with Natalie Clein

The Cello Suites: In Search of a Baroque Masterpiece

Event 201 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

The music critic rhapsodises about Bach and the missing manuscript of the iconic suites, and the legendary Spanish Catalan cellist Pablo Casals and his historic discovery of the music. Illustrated by the cellist Natalie Clein.
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